Westport is the westernmost town in Massachusetts on Buzzards Bay, located between Tiverton and Little Compton to the west and Dartmouth to the east. The town covers 52 square miles, and 85% of that area is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. As of the 2010 Census, Westport was home to 15,532 residents. The town’s shoreline stretches 61 miles along Buzzards Bay and the two branches of the Westport River.

Top Stories in Westport

10 beautiful beaches on Buzzards Bay to visit this summer

Some of these Buzzards Bay beaches are crowd favorites, while others are hidden gems waiting for you to discover.

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Summer 2019 water quality declined slightly throughout Buzzards Bay

Water quality conditions measured in Buzzards Bay during the summer of 2019 offer a stark reminder about the impact of land development, outdated infrastructure, and climate change on the health of the Bay.

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Six stunning cycling routes on quiet country roads

Buzzards Bay is a bicyclist’s dream. From Little Compton, R.I., to Falmouth, MA, cyclists will find plenty of routes to excite the senses—views of verdant farms and quaint villages, the tang of salt air along coastal beaches and salt marshes,  and the deep quiet of peaceful woodlands and backroads.

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Upcoming Events in Westport

Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride
Sun, October 04
Sakonnet Point, RI to Woods Hole,
Falmouth
Pumpkin Day at Bourne Farm
Sat, October 10
9:00AM - 3:00PM
Bourne Farm,
Falmouth
Buzzards Bay Coalition Golf Tournament
Fri, October 16
12:00PM - 6:00PM
The Bay Club,
Mattapoisett

Places To Go in Westport

Gooseberry Island

Explore nature, history, and spectacular coastal beauty along the rugged shores of Gooseberry Island in Westport.

Westport Town Farm

History comes to life at Westport Town Farm, where you can explore a Colonial-era farm along the Westport River.

Herb Hadfield Conservation Area

Herb Hadfield's woods, wetlands, and meadows surround Angeline Brook, a pristine coldwater trout stream in Westport.

Current Issues

Nitrogen Pollution

Nitrogen pollution is the greatest long-term threat to the health of Buzzards Bay. We all contribute nitrogen pollution to our local waterways. Fortunately, we can all do our part to stop it.

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Working to Save Buzzards Bay

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported organization dedicated to improving the health of the Buzzards Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research, and advocacy.

We work to protect clean water on the Bay and on the land: